Major setback to opposition if Triple Talaq bill passes in Rajya Sabha today

10 Aug 2018 09:23 AM

Major setback to opposition if Triple Talaq bill passes in Rajya Sabha today

Updated 10 Aug 2018 09:23 AM

Major setback to opposition if Triple Talaq bill passes in Rajya Sabha today 

The much-debated Triple Talaq Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Friday a day after Union Cabinet approved an amendment to the bill.

On Thursday, the Cabinet proposed three changes in the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill, 2017-first, only the victim, a blood relation or relation by marriage are allowed to lodge FIR in the case, second, the case can be dropped if husband and wife agree to settle their differences and third, a magistrate can grant bail to men found guilty of giving instant triple talaq to their wives. However, the offence still remains non-bailable.

If the amended bill is passed in the upper house, it will have to go back to Lok Sabha for approval of the amendments.

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